Spelling law hurting relations with Poland

Polish President Lech Kaczynski (left) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė did formalize further energy cooperation between the two neighbors.

Polish President Lech Kaczynski (left) and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė did formalize further energy cooperation between the two neighbors.

VILNIUS — In a meeting Thursday afternoon with his Lithuanian counterpart, Polish President Lech Kaczynski said the spelling debate over Polish names in Lithuanian documents was harming relations between the countries.

Lithuania needs the support and cooperation of its neighbor with its energy supply issues among other things, but a long-standing issue over whether ethnic Poles can spell their name using characters not in the Lithuanian alphabet has angered Poland. People with Polish names want to be able to

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